Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, And The Expectations Of A High-tech Society by Joanna Hart LowensteinArtificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, And The Expectations Of A High-tech Society by Joanna Hart Lowenstein

Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, And The Expectations Of A…

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Hardcover | June 27, 2007

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This book explores the interface between speech perception and production through a longitudinal acoustic analysis of the speech of postlingually deaf adults with cochlear implants (electrode and computer prostheses for the inner ear in cases of nerve deafness). The methodology is based on the work of Joseph Perkell at MIT, replicating and extending analysis to subjects with modern digital cochlear implants and processor technology. Lowenstein also examines how cochlear implants are portrayed in dramatic and documentary television programs, the scientific accuracy of those portrayals, and what expectations might be taken away by viewers, particularly given modern society's view that technology can overcome the frailties of the human body.

Title:Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, And The Expectations Of A…Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 inPublished:June 27, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415976049

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List of Tables.  List of Figures.  Acknowledgments  1. Introduction 2. Background  3. Methodology  4. Vowels and Vowel Perception  5. Stops and Consonant Perception  6. Intonation  7. Hearing Subjects¿ Perception of Cochlear Implant Users Speech  8. Cochlear Implants on US Television  9. Discussion  Appendix A. Materials Recorded.  Appendix B. Recording Session Orders and Interview Questions.  Appendix C. Rainbow Passage Figures.  Appendix D. "Bev loves Bob" Figures.  Notes.  References.  Index